Cambridge mayor witnesses man get hit by car while driving kids to school

Cambridge mayor witnesses man get hit by car while driving kids to school

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Cambridge's mayor witnessed a person get hit by a car while taking his children to school Thursday morning.

Mayor Marc McGovern posted on Facebook, "…a car pulled up beside us at a stop sign, barely stopped and then sped through the intersection. The next thing I see is a pedestrian flying in the air, over the roof of the car."

Taking my children to school this morning, a car pulled up beside us at a stop sign, barely stopped, then sped through...

Posted by Marc McGovern on Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Cambridge Police spokesperson Jeremy Warnick told Boston 25 News a man was hit by a Honda Civic while trying to cross Franklin Street just after 8:30 a.m.

The pedestrian, a 27-year-old Cambridge man, was evaluated at the scene, but refused to be taken to a hospital, according to Warnick.

The driver did stop and cooperated with police.

Warnick said both the driver and witnesses, including McGovern, said the pedestrian wasn't in a crosswalk at the time of the crash.

Police didn't cite the driver.

McGovern ended his Facebook post with this message: "Unless you are driving to the ER because you've been shot, SLOW DOWN."